Shock Theatre

Shock Theatre was a late night TV show in Dayton, Ohio from 1972 to 1985. The program played low budget horror movies with local cut-outs that featured skits, commercial parodies, and satire. For a few years, the show was called "Saturday Night Dead," since the program followed Saturday Night Live on the local station.

The host was Dr. Creep (aka Barry Hobart -- Various characters shared the screen with Dr. Creep over the years; various producers were responsible for the on-screen chaos.

The Shock Theatre years covered on this site are from 1977 to 1980, when obieyoyo trademark and other night vision puppets tm trademark worked on-screen with the Creeper, and John Higgins was producer. Selected segments are being posted on YouTube as they become available at

This site was last updated on 11 December 2008.

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  film reel out of grave
Dr. Creep in coffin  


Shock Theatre "Classic" Playlist -- 1978/1979
(see more on YouTube--Shock Theatre channel)

Dr. Creep from the open to Shock Theatre -- 1979    
Dr. Creep and Obieyoyo (tm)  


Dr. Creep's web site

WikiPedia entry on Dr. Creep

Shock Theatre channel on You Tube

Night Vision Puppets Channel on You Tube

Night Vision Puppets (tm) website

Obieyoyo (tm) and Dr. Creep -- 1979    


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